Mercy Killing

FULL LENGTH. Mercy is a barista is San Francisco. She’s also a serial killer. But it’s fine, the only person who knows is Thana, the Grim Reaper who keeps showing up at the murder scenes. She’s also Mercy’s girlfriend. Sort of. It’s complicated, especially because Mercy keeps flirting with Angie, the podcaster who hangs out at her coffee shop. Except Angie thinks there might be a serial killer in San Francisco...
FULL LENGTH. Mercy is a barista is San Francisco. She’s also a serial killer. But it’s fine, the only person who knows is Thana, the Grim Reaper who keeps showing up at the murder scenes. She’s also Mercy’s girlfriend. Sort of. It’s complicated, especially because Mercy keeps flirting with Angie, the podcaster who hangs out at her coffee shop. Except Angie thinks there might be a serial killer in San Francisco. And there is, unless Mercy can stop. But if she stops, she’ll never get to see Thana again, and that’ll make it really hard to date. But so does Thana’s ex, another Reaper named Harmon, who also wants to know why there’s a serial killer running around unreported. Will romance be another casualty of this serial killing spree? (60-70 min.)
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Mercy Killing

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    20 Jul. 2018
    This play is super fun and hilarious, with some great roles for actors to get excited about. I mean how often do ladies get to play a grim reaper or a serial killer? Answer, not enough.

Character Information

  • Mercy
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Barista by day, serial killer by...other times of day.
  • Thana
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    none, but appears Female
    Afterlife Transition Specialist ("Reaper") and District Manager for Death, Inc.
  • Angie
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Host of the “Murder Most Foul-Mouthed” podcast and coffee shop regular.
  • Harmon
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    none, but appears Male
    Internal Affairs Agent for Death, Inc.
    (Actor also plays all other male roles: HOMELESS GUY, COFFEE DOUCHE, ELECTRICIAN, BUS GUY, OTHER HOMELESS GUY, NEW BARISTA)

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Awesome Theatre
    ,
    2018